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Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness), DoD.



In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) announces the following proposed extension of a public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.


Consideration will be given to all comments received by May 8, 2007.


You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
  • Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, 1160 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1160.

Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at as they are received without change, including any person identifiers or contact information.

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To request more information on the proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposed and associated collection instruments, please write to the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel Readiness) (Military Community and Family Policy/Educational Opportunities Directorate), ATTN: Mr. Gary Woods, 4000 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-4000, or call at (703) 602-4949, ext. 161.

Title, Associated Form, and OMB Control Number: Department of Defense Public and Community Service (PACS) Program, DD Forms 2581 and 2581-1, OMB Control Number 0704-0324.

Needs and Uses: This information collection requirement is necessary to allow for the continued implementation of the Public and Community Service (PACS) Program. The PACS Program encourages eligible Service members to work in the public or community service arena upon separation from active duty. Employers with job openings in the public and community service arena will complete the one-time DD Form 2581, “Operation Transition Employer Registration,” to register in the PACS employer database. The DD Form 2581 also allows PACS employers to post employment opportunities on the Operation Transition Bulleting Board (TBB). Employers hiring separated Service members under the Temporary Early Retirement ACT (TERA) are required to complete the DD Form 2581-1, “Public and Community Start Printed Page 10717Service Organization Validation” to be validated as a PACS employer. This validation allows TERA retirees, being hired by a PACS organization, to earn additional retirement credit needed towards gaining full retirement for 20 years of credible service. Once the retiree reaches age 62, he/she will be compensated for retirement for 20 years of service. The information from the DD Form 2581-1 is also used by the Department of Defense to validate that the employer meets the criteria of a PACS organization.

Accepted Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other for-profit; not-for-profit institutions; Federal Government; State, local, or tribal government.

Annual Burden Hours: 90.

Number of Respondents: 361.

Responses per Respondent: 1.

Average Burden per Response: 15 minutes.

Frequency: On occasion.

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Summary of Information Collection

This information is needed to satisfy Public Law 101-510, the Defense Department's Fiscal Year 1991 Authorization Act, November 5, 1990, which directed the Secretary of Defense release to civilian employers, organization and other appropriate entities, the names (and other pertinent information) of separating members of the Armed Forces, their spouses, and civilian employees who are seeking employment in the civilian sector. The collection is also required to satisfy Public Law 102-484, the Defense Department's Fiscal Year 1993 Authorization Act, October 23, 1992, which directed the Secretary of Defense to maintain a public and community service registry in which separating Service members would be encouraged to enter into employment in the public and community services arena. DD Form 2581, “Operation Transition Employer Registration,” and DD Form 2581-1, “Public and Community Service Organization Validation,” are used to support this effort.

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Dated: February 21, 2007.

Patricia L. Toppings,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. 07-1145 Filed 3-8-07; 8:45 am]